Who is the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup?

Find out who the tallest man set to line up at the Rugby World Cup in France is and where he comes from right now.

Who is the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup?

The man mountains on show at the Rugby World Cup cannot truly be appreciated on television and the tallest among them are modern day monsters.

There is a sizeable group, pun intended, that have their height stated as 203cm (6ft 8 in) but they are still just a little bit off being the biggest of the big.

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Hulking great slabs of men

The 2.03m club includes Springboks Eben Etzebeth and Jean Kleyn but they aren’t even the biggest men in the South African team.

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At 2.04m tall Tonga’s Adam Coleman and New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick are worth mentioning, however they too don’t quite cut it when it comes to towering above everybody else.

Of course the tallest South African at the tournament is set to be the massive RG Snyman who stretches to 2.06m tall.

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Quite incredibly, Snyman doesn’t quite cut it to be the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup.

Exactly which one of two men actually lays claim to being the tallest man at the Rugby World Cup is disputed as two players are locked at the same stated heights.

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Who is the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup?

Depending on who you ask the tallest player at the Rugby World Cup is either Australia’s Rory Arnold or Scotland’s Richie Gray.

Gray has the thicker head of hair which makes him appear to be the taller of the two men.

Meanwhile Arnold is ever so slightly heavier according to the official statistics.

Arnold was the tallest player at the 2019 Rugby World Cup but Richie Gray wasn’t at the tournament in Japan.

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Scotland’s lock Richie Gray catches the ball during the Pre-World Cup Friendly Rugby Union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 5, 2023. Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP

Hair-assisted it seems that veteran Scottish lock Gray takes the honours as the tallest player at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.